National Public Health Week

Follow and join the conversation with #NPHW and #NPHWChat.

The American Public Health Association (@PublicHealth) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (@NPHW) as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health. We may be physically distant from each other, but now it’s more important than ever to come together, hence the 2021 theme is “Building Bridges to Better Health.”

NPHW Forum 2021: Strengthening Community from the Grassroots

Join APHA and public health leaders from across the country in this conversation about the community-led movements that are creating a stronger, safer, healthier and more inclusive world. The National Public Health Week Forum is the national kickoff for NPHW. This year’s NPHW Forum will be held virtually, 1-3 p.m. ET, on Monday, April 5.

A Panel Discussion with the Authors of “COVID-19 Policy Playbook: Legal Recommendations for a Safer, More Equitable Future”

A panel discussion with the editorial committee of the new report, “COVID-19 Policy Playbook: Legal Recommendations for a Safer, More Equitable Future,” about their findings and recommendations, moderated by Dr. Georges Benjamin of the American Public Health Association.

National Public Health Week 2021 Twitter Chat

APHA is hosting its 11th annual National Public Health Week Twitter Chat on Wednesday, April 7 at 2 p.m. ET. Participants will chat about all things public health, celebrate everything public health has accomplished and talk about where the movement is going. Make sure you follow @NPHW on Twitter and use #NPHWchat.

NPHW Student Day

Students are truly the backbone of National Public Health Week. That’s why each year one day of the week is designated as Student Day! This year, Student Day is Thursday, April 8 and a webinar will be held, in partnership with APHA staff and Student Assembly, featuring an expert mentoring panel discussing their lessons in mentoring. This 1-hour webinar is designed for public health professionals to gain insight from experienced mentors on how to get started in mentoring, how to build these mentor/mentee relationships, how to be an effective mentor during the pandemic, and much more.

APHA Policy Action Institute

APHA’s Virtual Policy Action Institute brings the importance of policy to the forefront during National Public Health Week. Join elected officials, policy experts and influential speakers as they explore such topics as health equity, COVID-19, climate change, the federal health agendas and how to effectively communicate across party lines.


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